Definition of winter melon in English:

winter melon


  • A variety of muskmelon with a sweet, edible flesh that requires a long growing season and ripens in late autumn, making it available in many supermarkets during the winter.

    ‘Make soup from cabbage, yam, winter melon and lentils.’
    • ‘You might check local Asian markets for winter melon and other vegetable seed.’
    • ‘It is often referred to in a Chinese context as a winter melon or, in a variety which has little hairs on the surface, fuzzy melon.’
    • ‘You'll discover winter melons that keep until Christmas, melons that taste like pineapples and melons sweeter than any you've ever tasted.’
    • ‘Seafood is used in such delicacies as oysters in black bean sauce, prawns wrapped in seaweed, cucumber crab rolls, and clam and winter melon soup.’